2 BRICS & UNIDO: Technology and Innovation for SMEs Development Sergey KorotkovDirector, UNIDO CIIC Russia
3 UNIDO ProjectThe Project “Partnership between Russia and Brazil in technology and innovation for development of SMEs” started in 2012 in support of Declaration of BRICS Summit 2011.Industrial PartnershipsTechnology and InnovationSME’sIt serves as well to implementation of all three priority fundamental task of sustainable development:
4 UNIDO ProjectThe general goal of the project is to enhance business partnerships between BRICS countries to exploit potential synergies between them in selected areas of innovation and new technologiesThe objective of the first project phase is to develop a networking platform to enhance innovation alliances and sustainability of technology transfer between BRICS countries
5 BRICS joint initiatives BRICS Development BankBRICS Cable ( km)BRICS Agricultural PlanBRICS StrategyBRICS Science CentreBRICS Road MapBRICS UniversityBRICS Currency PoolBRICS Think TanksBRICS Stock exchangeBRICS Business Club
6 The Project contributes to National Development Programs BRAZIL. Program of Acceleration of SMEs developmentRUSSIA. Science and technology development program The state program No. 467-R “Economic development and innovation economy” (sub-programme "Promotion of innovation")INDIA. The 12th Five Year Plan ( ) Vision: enabling India to emerge as global industrial research and innovation hubCHINA. Sectoral state development programs of China The 12th Five Year Plan ( ) of ChinaSOUTH AFRICA. National Development Plan Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP)
7 ProblemNeed of information on market opportunities in high-growth sectors and potentials for technological and innovation cooperation between BRICS Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)Need of support in technology transfer and related investment opportunities, including locally available funding mechanisms, and information on business culture and legal provisions
8 BRICS Technology Platform Development programs show current and long term objectives indicating priority industrial sectors of economyProviding SMEs of BRICS countries with access to current technologies to participate in priority clusters of national development programsImplementation of development programs requires active international industrial cooperation based on comprehensive technologies, modern equipment, high intellectual potential of Technology Holders, etc.
9 Mission of the NetworkTo support SME internationalisation within BRICSInternationalisation is an engine for SME competitiveness and developmentIn order to enhance competitiveness and growth, cooperation platforms must facilitate internationalisation, not only exportsTo help small companies, research organisations, industries, universities make the most of the business opportunities in BRICS
10 BRICS Technology Transfer Networking Platform (www.brics-ttn.org)
11 Target participants Small and Medium Enterprises (main group) Universities and their alliances with industrial companies (like “competence centers”)R&D LabsIndustryTechnological brokers:national technology transfer networks/centersbusiness associations supporting technological business cooperationbusiness incubators, technoparks, clusters, etc.
13 Technology Transfer Simple Complex UNIDO intervention Technology PlatformUNIDO intervention
14 UNIDO interventionNegotiation of technology transfer (TT) through joint venturing and capital venturing, establishment of joint ventures cooperation projects between institutions and companiesJoint demonstration and pilot projects in priority sectors identified and support provided for their implementation for further provincial and regional spreading and multiplying of TT
15 Technology Transfer Methodology - Stages 1. Work with clients2. Identification of offers / requests3. Search for partners4. Initial contact / negotiations5. Technology transferA major competitive advantage of the project is the methodology adapted from the Russian Technology Transfer Network and European Union innovation networks, which ensures efficient technology transfer, not only nationally but also transnationally
16 Expected benefitsSpeedup of economic growth Cost effectiveness Innovation and technology development Job creation Faster introduction of energy efficiency and green technologies
17 Ongoing projectsRussia - Brazil Pilot Projects “Implementation of polyurethane technology based on Methyl Formate blowing agent in Russia” and “Rehabilitation of oil bore holes in Brazil”At present pilot project developed by Purcom Quimica and NTV Vladipur is under practical implementation in industrial production in Russia“Novas Energy” – SME innovation company implementing technological solution to increase oil bore holes lifetime and thus oil production in Brazil